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As he did on the field, football HOFer Lou Groza makes quite an impact in this dynamic photograph. Nicknamed “The Toe”, Groza played his entire career for the Cleveland Browns as a placekicker and offensive tackle, first in the AAFC, then the NFL. It was during the Browns first NFL season of 1950 that this stirring image was taken. After winning the league championship all four years in the AAFC, the Browns proved they were NFL ready, winning the 1950 championship on a last minute Groza field goal.
This Type I photo is encapsulated by PSA/DNA with flip notations that read “Original Photograph Lou Groza 1950” and “Image used for the 1951 Bowman card”. Posed in his offensive lineman’s stance, this nicely composed photo shows midgrade details with a sharp image, good gloss, moderate corner wear and several surface cracks. The reverse has two period stamps, which are “Lou Groza Tackle Cleveland Browns” and “Central Press Association Aug. 31 1950 Reference Dept.”.